cierra jessica / cejae
animal fanatic, taco-eater & lover of light
a taco-eating, matcha latte-sippin' california girl.
so nice to meet you!
I am a professional portrait artist based in Santa Maria, California and serve the Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo counties. I specialize in creating beautiful portraits of every-day people, and delivering my work on luxurious, heirloom products to all of my wonderful clients to carry through their families for generations to come.
When I'm not out photographing my clients or packaging up my heirloom products, you can find me eating lettuce-wrapped tacos, playing with my warrior-princess cat, Xena, or sitting at my computer in leggings and my favorite Harry Potter t-shirt making sure all of your images are as perfect as can be.
You can also count on me watching The Office on repeat (but only through season 7)
Being a portrait artist is so much more than just snapping my camera and delivering an online gallery or USB with some beautiful images, never to see the light of day or be cherished as often as they should.
Although we're deep into the digital age and many photographers nowadays just offer JPGs to share on social media, I truly believe that there is an incomparable experience in holding tangible products with your memories in your hands. This is why I offer every client a personalized ordering appointment, where I'll walk you through all of the available heirloom products you can invest in to best showcase your images.
THINGS I LOVE
spoiling my cat, Xena
dancin like a dork
watchin The Office
PLACES THAT INSPIRE ME
Montana de Oro
(the big island)